Employers across the US are wondering how to respond to President Biden’s new vaccine mandate while maintaining HR compliance as they create their return to work plan. While schools, healthcare offices, employers with over 100 employees, employers that are federal contractors, and some other employers will soon be required to mandate vaccination or administer weekly COVID testing from their workers, smaller organizations face a confusing choice. Requiring COVID vaccination among their employee policies may increase an employer’s legal exposure, as they must remain Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. Developing a mandatory COVID vaccination policy could invite more potential lawsuits. Additionally, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has deemed an adverse response to the vaccine a reportable workplace injury (if the employer requires vaccination). MP’s HR services experts suggest that one of the best HR solutions for pandemic workplace challenges is encouraging COVID vaccination. Read part two of this two-part series to:
• Learn three strategies for encouraging COVID vaccination
• Discover best practices for incentivizing COVID vaccination
• Find out how to reduce legal exposure and ensure HR compliance
• Uncover why privacy is imperative to encouraging COVID vaccination and reducing legal exposure
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